What is your background/job?
I’m the senior beauty editor at InStyle. I focus not only on how our readers can make their nails, hair, and skin look great, but also on how they can keep these areas of the body healthy.
When did you first get interested in a career in journalism?
There was always something in me that knew I was destined for a career in media. And it’s funny, because even when I tried to stray, somehow journalism always found its way back to me.
How do you think sun safety has become part of conversations around beauty, and where do you see a need for greater awareness?
I think with us understanding the dangers of sun damage more, more people are becoming aware that it not only leads to pre-mature aging, and increased hyperpigmentation, but also the risk of cancer. I think people are typically pretty good about wearing sunscreen on their face every day, but it’s just as important to be wearing it on your body.
How do you think leaders in the industry, such as editors and writers, can help promote sun safety?
We have to keep talking about it. And we also need to keep searching for products that work for everyone. A lot of people with darker skin avoid sunscreen because many formulas tend to leave a white cast over the skin. If people have products that can work for them, they’ll use it.
How do you make sun safety part of your beauty routine?
I wear SPF 50 every single day — whether it’s raining, sunny, cold or warm.
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